A portrait of a woman with a finger over her lips, the gesture of "shh."

Reading Time: 6 minutes J. Doe is a pseudonym for anonymous contributions to Healers Magazine. The following may not be suitable for children without the consent of a guardian. It’s hot. It’s humid. The atmospheric pressure is building and the sky’s panties are dropping. The weatherman is correcting yesterday’s forecast, saying something about a squirter. Suddenly the clouds are […]

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A painting of an array of colors, from beige, periwinkle, blue, red, light green. There is also a pair of drawn out hands that is the outline of two hands meeting one another on top and in all of the colors.

Reading Time: 6 minutes When I was in hospital during my first psychotic episode in 1996, aged 27, I didn’t realize that I was experiencing psychosis. To me it felt like a spiritual awakening. I couldn’t understand why the doctors thought differently. They weren’t the ones on the inside of it and didn’t even ask me what I was […]

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A painting of an adult black man riding the bus behind an older, "better" dressed white man, the former looking dreamingly pensive.

Reading Time: 21 minutes Excerpts from Large-Group Psychology: Racism, Societal Divisions, Narcissistic Leaders and Who We Are Now (2020), written by Vamık D. Volkan, M.D., DFLAPA, FACPsa, in response to the deadly 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dr. Volkan is currently President Emeritus of the International Dialogue Initiative (IDI) and the Senior Erik Erikson Scholar at the […]

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A painting of a young boy sitting in a chair, holding a lightsaber toy.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Did you know that the presenting problem is not the real problem? So many times clients tell me that they have an issue with depression, drugs, smoking, anxiety, and so much more. The truth is that this is a conscious effect from an unconscious cause. This is because most people live in memory. If we […]

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A bright painting of two nearly identifical girls.

Reading Time: 5 minutes I visited Budapest while studying abroad in Vienna and it brought home some ancestral recollections in my 5/8 Slavically Jewish memory. I came across a stylish neo-Renaissance house that was built on Andrassy Street, a picturesque boulevard not far from the Danube, in 1880. For decades the building served as a venue for pleasant social […]

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A painting of a woman about to dive, and another woman mid-leap, watched by a group of three in the foreground.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Abuse Abuser – Audrey Michelle Once upon a time I felt the beauty of an entangled existence As another body coated my soul with the sweat of true acceptance It soaked into my needy pores Disease infected through its absorption Constantly intoxicated by new found spirituality You were my prince And I, sir Was your […]

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Am impressionist painting of a woman;.

Reading Time: 6 minutes I am sure many people can relate to the symptoms and causes of depression and PTSD. I have been living with depression most of my life and have been in denial up until recent years. The PTSD has only just been recognized in the past year—back in the 70’s/80’s it wasn’t a common diagnosis among […]

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An abstract painting of an open newspaper.

Reading Time: 3 minutes The theme of the December edition of Healers Magazine is Epistemological Equitability: The Democratization of Truth. Why? When you look at healing ideologies with your third eye you see that despite libraries full of interdisciplinary disputes, healers are all on the same side. You might even say that they’re all saying the same things which […]

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A collage of two statues, a man and woman, talking to each other.

Reading Time: 6 minutes I would like to survey some themes from Modern Psychoanalysis of the Schizophrenic Patient by Hyman Spotnitz. What is it about? Well, in the preface he explains that his intention in writing this book was to provide an educational manual to students at “modern” psychoanalytic institutes. When I was a student at the New York […]

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